Jane Bruton received a posthumous certificate from the Gloucestershire Brass Band Association to commemorate more than 50 years of outstanding service that her late husband gave to local bands.
Alan Bruton came from a musical family, with a long association with Nailsworth Silver band that his father Bill would become president of.
Alan joined his home town band as a boy and grew into a talented Euphonium player.
Service with the band was broken for a period when Alan accepted an invitation to play at a higher musical level with the Message Maker band that would become Flowers band.
Alan spent the final 15 years of his life playing solo euphonium for Wotton and District Silver band. During this period, Alan was very prominent in the band’s success in achieving promotion to the first section for the first time ever. Despite his pride in being part of the Wotton band family, Alan never forgot his roots and remained a huge supporter and fan of Nailsworth band.
Pete Stanulewicz made the presentation at a recent memorial concert given by Nailsworth and Wotton bands to celebrate Alan’s life. Pete was Alan’s friend and Euphonium partner for most of his time at Wotton band.